Logan Stiner was supposed to graduate just days after he was found unresponsive


LAGRANGE -- When Keystone High School's class of 2014 graduates Friday, the room will be different without Logan Stiner.

The 18-year-old senior at the top of his class died suddenly Tuesday.

Stiner was known for his smile, and his moves on the mat.

"He always said he wanted to turn doubters into believers," said Jacob Worthington, a close friend. "Wrestling was pretty much Logan's whole life besides his family friends and girlfriend you know. academics...He shed blood sweat and tears in the wrestling room and I was watched and I was there with him."

Jacob said it seems unreal that Logan could be gone, found at home unresponsive Tuesday morning.

The cause of his death is still unknown. The Lorain County Coroner's office says there were no signs of foul play. The autopsy will not be complete until toxicology tests are returned, which can take several weeks.

Logan was a top 5 senior, gearing up for Friday's graduation ceremony and to study engineering at the University of Toledo.

"His life was just starting, in a very positive way. He had everything going for him. They were prom king and queen, he and his girl," said LaGrange Mayor Kim Strauss.

Logan worked alongside "Mr. Mayor," as he always called Strauss, at a local golf course.

"One of the most respectful, polite, energetic, always had a big smile on his face, kid that you'd ever want to be around. I'd have been proud to have him as my own son," said Strauss, who has been in touch with the family.

On the rock in front of the school, you get a feel for the thoughts of students inside. They all seem to be on Logan Stiner.

Businesses and community leaders are planning a weekend benefit. Strauss says the support is testimony to a caring community and a respected family who raised a good kid.

"I think the most important thing in Logan's life was just to make everyone happy and to be a good guy," said Jacob. And Jacob says Logan did just that.

Keystone Superintendent Jay Arbaugh tells me conversations are ongoing about how to best honor Logan's life at graduation Friday. The ceremony starts at 7 p.m.

A benefit is coming together Sunday afternoon, from 3 to 6 p.m., at Penfield Hall in LaGrange.

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